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Taoism

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  • The "I Ching"by Richard J. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    The I Ching originated in China as a divination manual more than three thousand years ago. In 136 BCE the emperor declared it a Confucian classic, and in the centuries that followed, this work had a profound influence on the philosophy, religion, art, literature, politics, science, technology, and medicine of various cultures throughout East Asia.... more...

  • Ancestors and Anxietyby Stephen R. Bokenkamp

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 49.95

    This innovative work on Chinese concepts of the afterlife is the result of Stephen Bokenkamp's groundbreaking study of Chinese scripture and the incorporation of Indic concepts into the Chinese worldview. Here, he explores how Chinese authors, including Daoists and non-Buddhists, received and deployed ideas about rebirth from the third to the sixth... more...

  • The Asian Animal Zodiacby Ruth Q. Sun; Norma Sun

    Tuttle Publishing 1996; US$ 5.95

    This guide to the Asian zodiac gives a complete history and explanation of the zodiac as well as detailed instructions on how to read one's own animal signs. In much the same way that Westerners analyze their personalities and predict their futures by studying the positions of the stars under which they were born, Asians use the ancient animal... more...

  • Batik: From the Courts of Java and Sumatraby Rudolf G. Smend; Brigitte Khan Majlis; Harmen C. Veldhuisen; Peter Wenger; Leo Hanks

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 28.99

    With beautiful full-color Batik cloths and extensive historical and cultural commentary, Batik: From the Courts of Java and Sumatra is a fundamental work in the field of Indonesian art and culture. Batik occupies a special position in Indonesia. The extraordinary photographs of cloths and prints in this book demonstrate why batik is the stuff... more...

  • Blue Dragon, White Tigerby S. Robertson; Chang Sen Feng; Shifu Hwang; Cheney Crow

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2012; US$ 19.95

    Dating from the Tang dynasty, this unusual tantric guide documents a sexual tantra that is thought to have been practiced by kings for several dynasties. The ancient text, translated into English for the first time, carefully describes the methods of this sexual internal alchemy practice in beautiful poetry and prose, with explanatory commentaries. more...

  • The Book of Teaby Kakuzo Okakura

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 9.95

    A timeless classic that points to tea as Asia's unique power to influence the world. more...

  • Carry Tiger to Mountainby Stephen Legault

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2006; US$ 21.95

    Lao Tzu's Tao te Ching interpreted for activists and leaders -- spritual activism for the 21st century. more...

  • Chuang Tsuby Gia-fu Feng; Jane English

    Hay House 2014; US$ 20.00

    Chuang Tsu: Inner Chapters is a companion volume to Gia-fu Feng and Jane English ’s translation of Tao Te Ching , which has enjoyed great success since its publication in 1972. Very little is known about Chuang Tsu, and that little is inextricably woven into legend. It is said that he was a contemporary of Mencius, an official in the Lacquer Garden... more...

  • The Complete Works of Zhuangziby Burton Watson

    Columbia University Press 2013; US$ 59.99

    Only by inhabiting Dao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can humankind achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death. This is Daoist philosophy?s central tenet, espoused by the person—or group of people—known as Zhuangzi (369?-286? B.C.E.) in a text by the same name. To be free, individuals must discard rigid distinctions... more...

  • Cultivating Perfectionby Louis Komjathy

    BRILL 2007; US$ 212.00

    This important work focuses on early Quanzhen (Complete Perfection) Daoism, a twelfth-century Daoist religious movement and subsequent monastic order. Emphasis in this first study to approach Quanzhen from a comparative religious studies perspective is placed on the complex interplay among views of self, specific training regimens, and the types of... more...